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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Rackspace Partners with Red Hat for Private OpenStack Cloud Deployment

ServerWatch: In a podcast interview, Darrin Hanson, vice president and general manager of OpenStack Private Cloud OpenStack at Rackspace, discusses why his company is making the move now and what it means for the state of private cloud deployments.

LibreOffice 5.1 Looks Better and Plays Nicer with Other Office Apps

The VAR Guy: LibreOffice 5.1, the latest release of the open source office productivity suite from the Document Foundation, brings interface and compatibility updates.

Linux Commands to manage Local Accounts - useradd, usermod, chage & passwd

 LinuxTechi: User administration is one of the important task of Linux system administrator.

How to run Windows programs on Linux with CrossOver

 ZDnet: Want to move to Linux, but there's this one application that's keeping you stuck on Windows?

Three tools to scan a Linux server for Malware and Rootkits

 HowToForge: Servers connected to the internet are seeing a constant level of attacks and scans all day.

Maru, the Debian for Android Project, Goes Open Source

The Maru project promises to bring an Android-based one for the phone that transforms into a Debian-based operating system when connected to a PC.

An Introduction to SELinux

Linux.com: SELinux has three modes (which can be set by the user). These modes will dictate how SELinux acts upon subject request.

Microsoft Continues to Use Software Patents to Extort/Blackmail Even More Companies That Use Linux, Forcing/Coercing Them Into Preinstalling Microsoft

 techrights: Acer is the latest large OEM to have become a victim of Microsoft's witch-hunt against Android/Linux preloaders

Linux-ready dev board beats BeagleBoard-X15 to the AM5728

Elesar's "Titanium" is a feature-rich board based on TI's AM5728 SoC, featuring dual Cortex-A15, dual DSP, and dual Cortex-M4 cores, plus a dual-core GPU.

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XCOM 2 strategy game reviewed on Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Review,Feral InteractiveXCOM 2 has been well reviewed for Windows, but exactly how is it on Linux? I spent many hours defending…

Friday Livestream will greet you once again at 6 PM UTC!

Tags:Site InfoI for one am particularly happy that it's Friday today. My studies have been stressing me out a little bit so it's good to relax a…

Dying Light hotfix released, should fix major texture issue on Linux, no co-op fixes yet

Tags:Zombies,Steam,RPG,Action Well, looks like Techland are at least paying some sort of attention to their Linux port, not much mind. They just…

Nvidia pushes more OpenGL and Vulkan blog posts for developers

Tags:EditorialNvidia have published two more blog posts about both Vulkan and OpenGL, "Transitioning from OpenGL to Vulkan" and "OpenGL like Vulkan".…

Sunless Sea looks like it may get an official Linux build, game looks creepy & awesome

Tags:Survival,Steam,Sandbox,Humble Store,GOG,Coming Soon,Adventure I've been keeping an eye on Sunless Sea for a long time, as it looks really quite…

Xenonauts 2 being made, developer tells us should be on Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,StrategyIf XCOM just isn't enough alien vs human strategy for you, Xenonauts 2 is now also being created and the developer confirmed…

Frozen Synapse 2 announced, dev confirmed to us it will be on Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,StrategySorry for being a bit late on this, but a few days ago I asked the developers mode7 if Frozen Synapse 2 will be on Linux,…

Firewatch: first impressions

Tags:Initial Thoughts,AdventureVideo by Xpander. Since I first found out about Firewatch, I was intrigued, so when it was released, it was an…

Tomb Raider really does look like it's coming to Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Steam Thanks to SteamDB and a twitter follower it really does look more likely that Tomb Raider (the 2013 version) is coming…

Cities: Skylines to get a free Theme Editor, with way more map customization options

Tags:Video,Strategy,Steam,Sandbox,City BuilderCities: Skylines looks like it's getting some really great support, and with a free update coming soon…

The talk about Vulkan at FOSDEM by Jason Ekstrand from Intel now has a video up

Tags:Vulkan,VideoFor those wanting to listen to the actual talk Jason Ekstrand from Intel did about Vulkan you can now watch the video.QuoteVulkan is…

Tempest, a good looking pirate ship combat game looks like it's coming to Linux

Tags:Steam,RPG,Early Access,Adventure,ActionTempest is a pretty good looking naval warfare game involving pirate ships, and it looks like it's coming…

BattlEye anti-cheat now supports Linux, already live in ARK: Survival Evolved

Tags:Toolkit,Survival,Steam,Editorial Everyone playing ARK: Survival Evolved on Linux can calm down now, as BattlEye now supports Linux and it's…

We Are Legion, indie strategy game with hundreds or even millions of units now on Linux

Tags:Strategy,Steam,Indie GameWe Are Legion is a small indie strategy game with no unit caps, so you could end up with millions of units going at it.…

Vulkan webinar to take place this month, hour session talking about the API and SDK

Tags:Coming Soon,Editorial,VulkanIt's getting close to the launch of Vulkan, I can feel it! Khronos are doing a webinar on February 18th at 9:00am PT…